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Response to 4th law of robotics (Reply #35)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 03:14 PM

40. See it your own way, then.

I've presented my opinion.

Though I am surprised that you'd go through my entire post, quote mine it for any sign of ambiguity, rip the ambiguous sentence from its context, then jump on it as though it supported you. I said there was a moment "as Tosh made the remark . . ." As, meaning "at the time of first perception," or "slightly before." That was her starting point. Now read the next sentence, what did I say happened next? That her perception of reality was knocked off balance. I paraphrase it here, because you seem to have misunderstood or rejected what I said the first time.

Believe what you want. But don't twist my words to support your argument. It's your take, put it in your words.

When someone says "I hope you die," you're right, they won't charge you with anything because it's direct opposite of a threat. It says you neither have means or mode to kill somebody. Depending on the context, you're also forswearing motive. You're practically declaring you're not going to kill them.

Document dropping and putting my picture on a website with a bullseye on it is more akin to what Tosh did. And exactly what anti-choicers do. Everyone understands that threat, and lo and behold, doctors do get shot, because there are psychopaths willing to put aside morals and social acceptance and do it. (Now, how does she know there were no psychopaths in the crowd who would think it would make the joke funnier afterward?) It's "I'm too good to kill them, but if one of you out there who's not as holy as me please do it." That's similar to what Tosh did, except he could pass it off as a joke.

It's apparent we're not going to agree on this, so don't look for points of agreement, and even more, don't look for slip-ups in logic. On open mic night, try saying something similar to what Tosh did (not a complete copy, people are alert to it) to a woman there and see what happens to you.

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